"We will definitely not burn the Quran, no," Pastor Terry Jones of Florida told NBC.
"Not today, not ever," he said when pressed whether his planned demonstration might happen at a later date.
He explained that it would not happen even if the Islamic center is built near ground zero, NBC reported.
"Even though we have not burned one Quran, we have gotten over 100 death threats," Jones said.
"We feel that God is telling us to stop...
9/11 greetings and welcome back to New York, apparently the only place in America where outside considerations trump (as it were) the right to unfettered property development. We always appreciate your brief biennial flurry of giving a shit about us (although I suspect our first responders would probably prefer that you find some other way to express it). We've marked our calendars for 2012, when I understand another national election is being held.
Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit.
*And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.